4th Generation (2009—2014) TL Problems

This generations ranks 26th out of 31 Acura generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the engine (47%), interior (9%), and the body (9%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Excessive Oil Consumption 29 complaints at an average of 56,702 miles in the 2010 Acura TL.
  2. Paint Cracking 2 complaints at an average of 73,229 miles in the 2009 Acura TL.
  3. Power Steering Failure 2 complaints at an average of 57,595 miles in the 2013 Acura TL.

What TL Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Acura model years.

Watch out for the 2010 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2014 2 1 58 0.69
2013 3 1 78 1.9
2012 16 1 85 3.64
2011 2 1 63 0.85
2010 25 1 72 14.75
2009 15 1 68 5.05

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